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Aida Sanchez Jimenez, MD, CHCQM, FACP is Appointed Osceola Regional Medical Center’s First Chief Medical & Academic Officer

June 06, 2012

Kissimmee, FL – Osceola Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Aida Sanchez Jimenez , MD, CHCQM, FACP (Certified in Healthcare Quality Management, Fellow American College of Physicians) as its first Chief Medical & Academic Officer. Dr. Sanchez Jimenez will focus on ensuring that Osceola Regional fulfills its aim of attaining increasingly higher quality of care for its patients and physician population.

Dr. Sanchez Jimenez’ significant leadership and collaboration with members of the executive team and medical staff have prepared her for the role of CMO where she will support the management of the hospital.

Dr. Sanchez has served Osceola Regional Medical Center for many years in the role of Physician Advisor as well as currently serving as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehab. She also served as a physician leader in Case Management and Utilization, Quality and Risk Management with primary responsibility for all matters regarding patient quality and safety. Dr. Sanchez’ appointed role as CMO couldn’t be a better fit, according to Kathryn J. Gillette, Chief Executive Officer at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

“Dr. Sanchez became the obvious and best choice for any number of reasons:  she is very well credentialed and she knows us and our culture, having been on-staff since 2003,” said says Gillette. “She enthusiastically embraces change and communicates it well. She will become a permanent, administrative fixture to the Board of Trustees and to the Medical Executive Committee – driving us to a higher level of performance both through process improvement and teaching.” 

Dr. Sanchez Jimenez has demonstrated commitment and experience that proves her to be more than well qualified as CMO. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency Program at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and her Doctor of Medicine from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and has seven different certifications and licensures, including a Certification in Health Care Quality Management (CHCQM); she has acquired great expertise in risk management, patient safety, and case management. In addition, she is a member of the Florida Medical Association and board certified in internal medicine until 2020.

Dr. Sanchez believes in the idea that as a hospital, as a community, as a country, we have the duty and responsibility to provide safe, timely, patient centered, evidence-based, financially responsible, physician led quality patient care. As Chief Medical and Academic Officer, she will continue to ensure that patients at Osceola Regional Medical Center receive the safe, quality primary care they deserve.

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